Ballroom Dance > What are you excited about in your dancing right now?

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by latingal, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    That was nice! Thanks for shariing!

    I am excited about my new teacher and look forward to working with him.
     
  2. Sunsetdancer

    Sunsetdancer Member

    That's what I'm talking about, Paul Bunyan! Your Shownight piece does sound like fun. I like to know what others find exciting in dance.
     
  3. Dr Dance

    Dr Dance Well-Known Member

    Theatrics are great for drawing your audience. Your good natured interpretation was VERY well received!
     
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  4. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Running right turns in quickstep. Very exciting. Also rumba crosses. That's "excited" as in "uh.. um.. sorry, can I try that again? I'll do better next time, I promise"
     
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  5. raindance

    raindance Well-Known Member

    Neat routine! Very fun, thanks for sharing that! How did you get the smokestack to keep steaming the whole time? Dry ice??
     
  6. PaulBunyon

    PaulBunyon Active Member

    Yes, dry ice.
     
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  7. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Pointe shoes!

    I got the ok to go on pointe a week and a half ago - totally unexpectedly, bought them this past weekend while in a larger city (pre-comp activity) and have to wait until Friday to get them okay-ed by the instructor, then another week to sew them before I can wear them to my first class (assuming they are ok-ed). They're sitting in my room all pristine, just looking inviting. The waiting is torture - how do little girls do it?

    Also, I apparently do still have an inner 11-year old. I had no idea that I'd be this excited.
     
  8. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Practice partner!
     
  9. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    new rhythm dress, in my budget! right skirt, right fit, right price, only issue is that it's black and i hate black because i want to STAND OUT but it's lovely and i'm buying it.
     
  10. Sunsetdancer

    Sunsetdancer Member

    I'm betting you can make that black dress stand out!
     
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  11. Sunsetdancer

    Sunsetdancer Member

    Yeah, that is a hard one. I also would like to have a practice partner as dedicated as I am. I wish you the best.
     
  12. Sunsetdancer

    Sunsetdancer Member

    sorry i haven't been on here in a while, Fancy Feet, but I applaude your inner 11 year old! We need more of that. ❤️
     
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  13. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    Add some kind of accents?
     
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  14. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    Oh, it has very sparkly crystal AB all over the bra, which stands out quite a bit, and a crystal AB belt. Covered in jet rhinestones, too. i just have a big personality and want my dresses to be as colorful as me :p it's lovely and classy, though. looks more expensive than my other dresses, which was the goal. My pros want nicer dresses as my dancing skills get better, so there is a better first impression. when i get a picture i'll post.
     
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  15. theAnnelis

    theAnnelis Active Member

    Manhattan Dancesport 2012 was the first competition I ever attended, just as a spectator.

    Manhattan Dancesport 2017 will be the first competition I ever dance in.

    I had a great lesson the other day; I had that "heaviness" to my dance. I'd started to get it before, which I was thrilled about, but then back in April my pro's son got sick so we had to skip a week, and I lost it completely. It was a legitimate fear of mine that I wouldn't get it back before the comp, but I saw it again so I'm super excited about that!

    On the other hand, I just realized that my first competition, something I've been wanting to do for probably 7 years already is actually happening. And it's in two weeks.

    I may barf.
     
  16. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Good luck! It's a great competition to do... probably the best in the NYC area for the entire year.
     
  17. theAnnelis

    theAnnelis Active Member

    Thank you! I am so STUPIDLY excited.
     
  18. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    one thing about FB memories - I've been posting one of two dances from each competition for the last few years, and WHOOO BOY when those suckers pop up, it's like ohhhhhhhh. did i really dance like that? great way to see improvement and up the motivation. in the last month, i've seen ones from 4 years ago, 2 years ago, and just last year. it's nice to see that things have actually changed for the better!
     
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  19. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    So, moderately embarrassing at my level, but I've never felt 100% solid with the open impetus. I dance it, and it goes ok, but I've never had that 'I really get this figure and can make it sing' feeling.

    Last night, in the midst of something else, pro mentioned something to the effect of 'aim your head diagonal wall'. Tried it... it's like there were sunbeams and rainbows and angels singing. Total lightbulb moment.
     
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  20. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Back to the studio! Mind wanders aimlessly, so does pro, when "we have to change some figures up" is s stated!!! Color me happy.
     
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